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Wisdom and Ignorance

327 aphorisms  ·  9 comments

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Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (312 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997 by [user] Gord Weitzel

Policy is a guide to the wise and a rule to the fool.

[aphorist] Unknown, (expression used in the Royal Canadian Mounted Police), in [category] Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (1018 ratings)  ·  submitted 1999 by [user] Johan

Sharks mainly attack when your're wet.

[aphorist] Unknown, in [category] Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (221 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Some people speak from experience; others, from experience, don't speak.

[aphorist] Unknown, in [category] Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (242 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Stupidity is also known as a medical disorder known as a rectal-cranial inversion.

[aphorist] Unknown, in [category] Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (103 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Intolerance of ambiguity is the mark of an authoritarian personality.

[aphorist] Theodor W. Adorno, in [category] Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (252 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

You can observe a lot by watching.

[aphorist] Yogi Berra, in [category] Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (400 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Brain: an apparatus with which we think we think.

[aphorist] Ambrose Bierce, in [category] Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (161 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Cogito cogito ergo cogito sum -- "I think that I think, therefore I think that I am."

[aphorist] Ambrose Bierce, in [category] Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (443 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Education: That which discloses to the wise and disguises from the fool their lack of understanding.

[aphorist] Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary, in [category] Wisdom and Ignorance

The Devil's Dictionary (paperback)

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (153 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Knowledge is the small part of ignorance that we arrange and classify.

[aphorist] Ambrose Bierce, in [category] Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (61 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Knowledge is like money: the more he gets, the more he craves.

[aphorist] Josh Billings, in [category] Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (103 ratings)  ·  submitted 1998

The best time to hold your tongue is the time you feel you must say something or bust.

[aphorist] Josh Billings, in [category] Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (33 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

I will tell you the truth as soon as I figure it out.

[aphorist] Wayne Birmingham, in [category] Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (863 ratings)  ·  submitted 1998 by [user] Marc Spierings

Knowledge and belief are two separate tracks that run parallel to each other and never meet, except in the child.

[aphorist] Godfried Bomans, Buitelingen II, in [category] Science and Religion and [category] Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (847 ratings)  ·  submitted 1998 by [user] Marc Spierings

To use a method is to compare the realm of mind to a stool. The true thinker walks freely.

[aphorist] Godfried Bomans, De avonturen van Bill Clifford, in [category] Science and Religion and [category] Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (1031 ratings)  ·  submitted 1999 by [user] Erwin van Moll

I am not sure that I exist, actually. I am all the writers that I have read, all the people that I have met, all the women that I have loved; all the cities that I have visited, all my ancestors... Perhaps I would have liked to be my father, who wrote but has the decency of not publishing.

[aphorist] Jorge Luis Borges, in [category] Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (630 ratings)  ·  submitted 1999 by [user] Erwin van Moll

My advanced age has taught me the resignation of being Borges.

[aphorist] Jorge Luis Borges, "El informe de Brodie", in [category] Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (1048 ratings)  ·  submitted 1999 by [user] Erwin van Moll

There is no intellectual exercise which is not ultimately useless.

[aphorist] Jorge Luis Borges, "Pierre Menard, Author of Don Quixote", in [category] Art and Literature and [category] Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (944 ratings)  ·  submitted 1999

Learning to shrug is the beginning of wisdom.

[aphorist] Sarah Ban Breathnach, Simple Abundance, in [category] Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (1046 ratings)  ·  submitted 1998

In order to keep an open mind, I am trying to avoid learning anything.

[aphorist] Ashleigh Brilliant, Brilliant Thoughts (copyright info: www.ashleighbrilliant.com), in [category] Wisdom and Ignorance

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